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USDA considers apple grade change for fujis

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking comments until July 5 on a proposal to change U.S. fuji apple grade standards.
May 07, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Women in Produce — Brianna Shales

With 11 years and counting at Wenatchee, Wash.-based tree fruit marketer Stemilt Growers, it is hard to imagine that Brianna Shales once didn’t know much about agriculture at all.

Women in Produce — Rena Montedoro

Rena Montedoro has an aura of excitement and energy about her that makes you want to jump on board whatever she’s driving.

Apple association grant gives NY district a snack station

The U.S. Apple Association awarded a $4,000 Apples4Ed grant to help the Rensselaer City School District in New York create a healthy snacking program encouraging student participation in physical activity — basically an outdoor snack station in the middle of a running track.

FDA approves bioengineered Arctic Fuji

Following the granny smith and golden delicious, the Arctic Fuji apple, engineered to resist browning, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

USApple awards Baltimore school with Apples4Ed Grant

Robert W. Coleman Elementary as part of its 2019 Apples4Ed program

New York Apple promotes Cailin Kowalewski

The New York Apple Association has promoted Cailin Kowalewski to account manager.

Jeep giveaway leaves apple fans Jazz’d up

About 550 cartons of Jazz apples from the orchards of New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay flew to Tokyo for Japan’s annual springtime holiday, Golden Week.

Jeep giveaway leaves apple fans Jazz’d Up

A Jazz apple promotion with Jeep for a giveaway of a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and outdoor-themed prizes has received about 300,000 entries.

Northeastern apple growers, retailers take on late-season EverCrisp

Northeastern growers and retailers are finding the late-season EverCrisp apple variety a benefit to their sales.